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A Lost Lady of Old Years

John Buchan

Publisher: Charles River Editors

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Summary

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada.  Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show.  This edition of A Lost Lady of Old Years includes a table of contents.

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